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Bajra Pulao

Yummy healthy bajra pulao
Yummy healthy bajra pulao

Move over regular pulao, here comes bajra pulao. Really! Bajra in a pulao? Rich in the fibre named lignin, heart healthy due to the presence of niacin, potassium and magnesium; bajra is a definite go-to for good health. Try this bajra pulao and let us know about it in the comments!

Serves:1 -2

Level of cooking: Easy

Preparation time: 30 mins



1 cup bajra (black millet) , soaked overnight

1 tsp oil

1/2 cup chopped onions

1 tsp chopped ginger (adrak)

1 cup chopped tomatoes

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1/4 tsp turmeric powder (Haldi)

1 tbsp coriander seeds powder

1/2 tbsp garam masala

salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the ginger and onions and saute for 1 minute.
  2. Add the tomatoes, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, salt and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the soaked and drained bajra, mix well and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add 2 cups of water, close the lid and pressure cook on high heat up to 3 whistles.
  4. Lower the flame and pressure cook for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Allow to steam to escape before opening the lid.
  6. Serve hot.